Hi. I've already published two e-books and I am doing the first published book on one of those stories. I was wondering if anyone could help me understand what it means by: "Your printing costs (price) per book on Amazon". It's left me somewhat confused by what it means.
Nothing is ever truly free. If you read the information about publishing, it says there is a basic print fee for each book, which varies depending on stuff. You don't pay upfront, but the fee will come from your selling price when a copy is sold.
Using CS, your cost for a 24-108 page b&w book is $2.15. That is the cost of a proof, the per copy cost if you buy 300 copies to sell at a convention, or if you buy11 copies to give away as Christmas gifts.
It is also the base for setting a retail price. Generally, we multiply it by 3-3.5 to get a retail price, which is usually rounded up or down to the closest $__.95